Monthly Programs


Book Bundle Request

Book Bundles are Back!!! Our staff will put together 3-4 children's books in a themed bundle of your choosing, accompanied by a coloring sheet, song or small activity (staff's choice). Click HERE for the request form for a book bundle.

You may request up to five (5) bundles per request. If you choose more than five, only the first five selections will be processed. Book bundles may take 3-4 days to process. You will be contacted when your bundle is ready for pick up. 

Your library account number is required for this service (located on the back of your library card). If you are unable to find your account number, please contact the library at (585) 343-9550.

Book Bundles theme examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Alphabet, Animals, Author
  • Bears, Bedtime, Birthday, Bugs/Insects, Butterflies
  • Cars, Castles, Colors, Cookbooks, Crafts, Cultures 
  • Dinosaurs, Earth
  • Fairies, Fairytales, Fashion, Flowers, Games
  • Holiday, Love
  • Magic, Mermaids, Minecraft, Mo Willems, Monsters, Music, Mystery
  • Origami, Pokemon
  • Rainbows,Robot, Transportation
  • Seek & Find, Seuss, Sharks, Space, Star Wars, Summer Fun
  • Voting, Witches, Wizards
New Books

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Award Winners

Caldecott Award - For the most distinguished illustrator.

Newbery Award - For the most distinguished author.

Geisel Award - For the most distinguished author/illustrator.

Don't Know What to Read Next?
Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus
The premiere database of reading recommendations.  Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions.

Learn and Play - Sites for Kids
Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy
An award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Tumble Book Library
Ebooks for kids.

Get Graphic

Get Graphic
The world in words and pictures.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8
Find great books to read.


Distance Learning
Use the embedded links on the PDF to access several resources in differing categories.
Provided by Katelin LaGreca, Batavia City Schools.

Fun Author Sites



Awesome Character Sites





Exciting Non- Fiction sites

Children's Music


Summer Reading Program

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A blue-green chameleon sitting on a red book, all on a yellow background, above the text "Tails and Tales"                                            A blue-green chameleon sitting on a red book, all on a yellow background, above the text "Colas Y Cuentos", Spanish for "Tails and Tales"


PDF iconClick here to download the PDF of the RML Kids and Teen Summer Reading Flier for 2021

Please excuse our dust as we prepare the Summer Reading Challenge for 2021 on Beanstack

Beanstack registration will be available starting June 24

All reading tracking for ages birth through 18 will be done via Beanstack


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The Basics of Beanstack

Using a computer and starting on June 24th, create an account on Beanstack.  Grown-Ups in Charge of Reading create an account for themselves and their young readers.  Readers 13 and up may create their own account to track their own reading.  Call or visit Children's Room Staff for registration help.

After account creation, download the app to your mobile device.

Use the built-in timer on the website or in the app to track reading time.  Reading time can also be manually entered.

Using the app, scan the barcode of your books for easier book logging.  Books can be manually entered via the app or website.

Use Beanstack's built-in book recommendation questions to start getting reading recommendations.  The more books logged, the more personalized the recommendations.

Beanstack will notify readers when they have reached tracking milestones, and when to visit the library to pick up beads and brag tags.

Included in the Reading Challenge are Activities.  Complete all Activity Badges for an additional prize.


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Summer Programming

All programs will be held outdoors, and all programs will be weather dependent.  Watch Facebook, this space, and the website calendar for day-of weather and programming updates.

Outside performers have their own COVID-19 protocols and rules, which allow them to perform at RML.  Social distancing and mask wearing will be maintained during out-of-doors performances to remain in compliance with the requirements of visiting artists.

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MONDAYS (6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9): 10a All-Ages Storytime

WEDNESDAYS (6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11): 12p Lunch Bunch

Alternate THURSDAYS (7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12): 3p Middle School Fidget Trading Club

FRIDAYS (6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13): 2p Family Fun Fridays


The GIFT Program


The Library G.I.F.T. Program (Generate Imagination in Families Today) is dedicated to making new or gently used books available to children and their families in our area, and to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of early childhood literacy.  Bright boxes and shelves of GIFT books are located at agencies and businesses in Batavia.  Children can take a book from the shelf to bring home, read, and keep!

Want to donate or volunteer?
Donate new or gently used children’s books in drop boxes at these schools: Jackson, John Kennedy, St. Joseph Elementary and St. Paul Lutheran School or at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Want to volunteer?
Contact the Youth Services team at 585-343-9550 x 4.


  • Agribusiness Child Development (ABCD) at Batavia -18 Brooklyn Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Big Tree Glen apartments - 3727 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Community Action of Orleans & Genesee - 5073 Clinton Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Family Court Day Care - 1 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020 
  • Five Star Bank West -  401 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Free Little Libraries: 
    3 Redfield Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
    16 Montclair Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
    136 Trumbull Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
    113 Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee County Dept. Social Services -  5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee County Mental Health -  5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee Glow YMCA - 209 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Golden Coin - 582 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • House of Laundry -  4152 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Pathstone - 30 Jefferson Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care - 16 Bank St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • RJ's Washroom - 200 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY 14020
Dolly Parton Imagination Library


The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is a 60 volume set of books sent to children, in their homes, one book per month from birth to age 5, to keep, for free!  The DPIL initiative is funded by the Richmond Memorial Library for residents of the Batavia City School District, and by independent local funders coordinated by the Richter Family Foundation in other parts of Genesee County.  Click here to register a child or to see if DPIL is available in your area; or contact the Richter Family Foundation at to support the initiative in other parts of Genesee County.


Virtual Story Times

Due to recent changes in U.S. Copyright law,
the online storytimes below are no longer available.


Alphabet Storytime     Bug Storytime     Dinosaur Storytime

Farm Storytime     Pet Storytime     Sounds Storytime

Zoo Storytime     Trains Storytime     Counting Storytime



Goodnight with Dolly

Memories from the Children's Room